Rare TS Eliot poem: donated to charity bookshop, sold for a mint

A rare TS Eliot poem has gone under the hammer.Photo / Thinkstock
A rare TS Eliot poem has gone under the hammer.Photo / Thinkstock

A rare first edition of TS Eliot's epic poem The Waste Land that was donated to a charity bookshop has sold at auction for NZ$6935.

The book was donated to Oxfam's Turl Street branch in Oxford, England and was expected to go under the hammer for between NZ$3080 and NZ$4600.

The tome dates from 1923, when it was published by Eliot's friends Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

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